Dear How-To Geek:
We’ve shown you how to hack your Wii for homebrew software, emulators, and DVD playback, now it’s time to safeguard your Wii against bricking and fix some annoyances—like that stupid “Press A” health screen.
It’s Thanksgiving, and this year we’re going to share all of the great technology that we’re really thankful for. Join us for a look at the tech products that keep each of the How-To Geek writers going. Also, Happy Thanksgiving!
Kodu is a visual programming language suitable to teach kids the basic of programming and to train their creativity. In today’s lesson, we will build a simple game that we can use as an introduction to Kodu.
Want to play emulated games on your Wii? How about DVD playback? Here’s how to use the SmashStack exploit to hack your Wii with the latest system menu and enable all of that and more!
Nothing is more annoying than getting your Internet connection shut down, due to weather, or perhaps forgetting to pay your bill. Let’s take a look at some ways you can be productive and entertained without the Internet.
Have you ever wondered what Halo would look like if it were created during the Atari 2600 days? Since everyday is a good day to have fun on company time, today we look at a cool and unique take on Halo with Halo 2600.
If you’re happy with the features in Windows 7, but find no use for the games included by default, they can be turned off. In this quick tip we show you how it’s done.
Want to know if you have what it takes to be certified by Microsoft? Today we check out an enjoyable way to practice and test your IT knowledge of Microsoft products.
Being able to unwind for a few moments each day can make the time pass so much better and help you feel refreshed. If your favorite method for relaxing is playing a quick game, then join us as we take a look at the Random Games from MyGiochi.net extension for Google Chrome.
Want to take a trip down memory lane with old school DOS games? D-Fend Reloaded makes it easy for you to play your favorite DOS games directly on XP, Vista, and Windows 7.
Everyone needs a few minutes to relax and unwind during the work day. For some people visiting their favorite social network is the perfect solution, but if you love games then you will definitely want to have a look at the Avalanche!! extension for Google Chrome.
The Parental Controls feature is a valuable tool for controlling the amount of time your children spend on the computer and the programs they’re using. Today we take a look at how to setup and use Parental Controls in Windows 7.
If you’re a fan of iGoogle, you probably have a perfect setup with RSS Feeds, Themes, and other gadgets just how you like it. Today we take a look at exporting those settings into another Google account so you don’t have to rebuild your favorite homepage.
Alien Arena is completely free cross-platform First Person Shooter based on the Quake III engine. Today we’ll take a look because geeks love cool games and free cool games are even better!
If you cannot get enough of Guitar Hero while playing on your home console then Frets On Fire is a great way to get a similar experience on your computer. Frets on Fire is a cross-platform Open Source project.
Finding an Easter egg in movies is usually a cool thing, but finding them in software is even cooler. Today we will look at the hidden game in the Open Office Spreadsheet program Calc.
It is not everyday you find a game that is as addictive and fun for both yourself and the young ones, but Crayon Physics Deluxe is definitely one. This is a fun and challenging 2D puzzle game that allows you to test engineering skills with crayon drawings that come to life as real physical objects.
I was stumbling around the web yesterday when I came across a blast from the past: The original SkiFree game for Windows, written by a Microsoft programmer on Windows 3.0 back in 1991. Imagine my surprise when I found out the same game actually works just fine on Windows Vista.
Around midnight I stumbled across a new flash game posted by dillon, one of our forum members… about 3 hours later I realized that I was still playing, and hadn’t written anything for today… but no matter, I’ll pass on this productivity killer for everybody to enjoy!
The last time I was too lazy to write anything turned out to be extremely popular, so I decided to do it again since I’m enjoying a cup of coffee a few thousand miles away.
I’ve decided to use my laziness as an excuse to promote some of the good stuff that the bloggers on the How-To Geek Blogs have come up with over the last week or two.
The first thing you need to do is download AppleWin 1.14.0 This is a zip file so just go ahead and extract it where you like. I just put it on my desktop. Open the folder and double click on the AppleWin.exe icon to launch the emulator. To start the virtual machine click on the Apple button on the upper right side.
It’s nice when you find an easter egg in a piece of software and it’s actually useful. Our favorite Anti-Spyware tool, Spybot, has a great hidden feature to help you pass the time when running a manual scan… a game!
Technology in our world is constantly evolving at an incredibly rapid rate. The consensus in the IT industry is to stay ahead of the curve. If you misstep the IT bus leaves you behind with the Pentium II’s. It leaves you stuck, trying to achieve the unachievable… stuck in a horrifying downward spiral… a desolate void… or a classic?